FEATURED



Out now: African Anarchism

A new third bolo'bolo edition of this one-of-a-kind book by Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey, essential for anyone with an interest in radical politics on the African continent. Printed to raise funds for Sam Mbah's heart operation and available for R150 from bolo'bolo.

ABOUT US

Bolo’bolo is a collectively run anarchist infoshop, coffee house and alternative social space in Observatory, Cape Town.

The shop stocks a wide range of relevant, hard to obtain literature, with a focus on anarchism and other forms of radical politics, grassroots environmentalism, animal rights, veganism, LGBTQIA issues, counterculture, cutting-edge philosophy, black consciousness and more. Publications include imported books and magazines as well as a range of self-produced materials (booklets/zines, newsletters, print on demand books, etc.). Apart from these, we sell badges, t-shirts, stickers, posters and other related paraphernalia.

The shop also serves 100% vegan baked goods, coffees, teas and assorted drinks.

Finally, the shop acts as a venue for events. These include documentary and art film screenings, an anarchist reading group, talks, open discussions, listening evenings, the anarchist free skool (coming soon!), and any other event aligned with our ethos. For upcoming events, check out our calendar.









EVENTS

Wed 6 Aug 7pm

Free screening: The Idiots + SubMediaView event.

Thu 7 Aug 7pm

Open discussion on gentrification and the creative class View event.

Sat 9 Aug 4pm

Poetics View event.

Tue 12 Aug 2pm

Free facilitation training workshop View event.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because the future is ours.

WHY ANARCHISM? So that Marikana never happens again.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because the future is unwritten.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because property is theft.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because we live in an oppressive society.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because real freedom is bound up in real equality.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because government is violence.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because what we have been doing has not been working.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because things are really, really bad.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because nobody knows better than you how to live your life.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because reform will not work.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because democracy is a sham.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because it worked for 98% of human history.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because capitalism is a pyramid scheme.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because my veins do not end in my body.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because we are too young to wait.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because there is no authority but yourself.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because the state doesn't care about you.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because an anarchist's heart is a kingdom.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because we love power and hate authority.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because it sounds like much more fun.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because boundless growth is a fiction.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because we all need bread, love, little things and one another.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because no one should have to strike for bread.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because we're all being exploited.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because beauty is who we are.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because the state is just a legitimate gang.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because there's no planet B.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because voting only encourages them.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because one person should never be the master of another.

WHY ANARCHISM? Because mutual aid works better than ruthless competition.